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  • That Guy

  • By: Belle Brooks
  • Narrated by: Larissa Gallagher
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Melinda takes the advice of her best friend, Chris. She signs up for a new dating service that pairs you statistically with the one you're supposed to love. Finding it - love, that is - using the more conventional methods has not been a successful venture for Mindy, and with her biological clock ticking, she uses a more desperate method and takes the plunge into a possible happily ever after. The thing is, when she boards the boat to a secret location, she doesn't realize the man waiting for her is someone she's previously met.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not recommended

  • By CW- UK on 13-04-19

Not recommended

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-19

This got so tedious as to the heroine and her cringy self doubt, over and over. The "hilarious" parts just toilet humour - literally. Some crude phrases thrown in to liven it up. Horrible stereotype of a gay "bestie". Final plot line ridiculous. Am asking to use one of my refund options.
Also wish that Audible would include the narrators accent in description.

  • The Chalk Man

  • By: C J Tudor
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Asa Butterfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,251

None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning. Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own? Was it the terrible accident? Or when they found the first body?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, narration not so good

  • By C rimmer on 08-11-18

Enjoyed the story. Bad audio production

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Kept going as the story was interesting. However the narration drove me crazy. The younger voice always coming in much louder than the older, and the older inconsistent volume even in own sections- dropping extremely low a lot of the time - so constantly having to change volume. Either couldn't hear and rewinding or turning up and then second voice coming in way too loud. Really annoying.

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  • Jane Doe

  • A Novel
  • By: Victoria Helen Stone
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty and extra efficient. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes - meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. So she can take it all away. Just as he did to her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Absurdly funny

  • By Luce Briggi on 21-08-18

Listened in a day

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-18

Was enjoying this and it was cold out so cancelled going to the Christmas party. I recognised a lot of character traits of the main character in myself and looked up a test for sociopathy. Got a result of 80% above others on the test! So good story and interesting learning experience above all the self help books! Only criticism is repeated reference of people like this/Jane...already got it...shes a socially functioning sociapath and there are a lot of them around!

  • The Scarecrow: Jack McEvoy, Book 2

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter. Forced to take a buy-out from the LA Times as the newspaper grapples with dwindling readership and revenues, he's got 30 days left on the job. His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low-cost reporter just out of J-school who couldn't find the police station if it was right next door to the Times, which it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner from Michael Connelly

  • By Kurt on 29-05-09

Poor follow up

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Strung out with descriptions of newspaper procedures. Minimal amount on the actual story. Inplausible parts of the plot. Bought the first book on a daily deal and felt was worth a credit for this one. Feel I wasted the credit and only half listened to the last chapter.

  • The Seagull

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his family. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • don't try the accent if you can't keep it up<br /><br />

  • By Yvonne on 07-12-17

Massive plot flaw

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-18

Massive plot flaw as to the murders. I won't put it and spoil. You may miss it. Otherwise a reasonable listen!

  • Half Lost

  • By: Sally Green
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Nathan Byrn is running again. The Alliance of Free Witches has been all but destroyed. Scattered and demoralised, constantly pursued by the Council's Hunters, only a bold new strategy can save the rebels from total defeat. They need the missing half of Gabriel's amulet - an ancient artifact with the power to render its bearer invincible in battle. But the amulet's guardian - the reclusive and awesomely powerful witch Ledger - has her own agenda.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was wounded not lost

  • By Beccameriel on 02-05-16

I want to hear more

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I am not the target market. Llistened to all three straight through including when I should have been sleeping. I usually drift off to stories and start again next time but was too caught up, particularly in this third book. Too old to cry at books...but...

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  • The Chalk Pit

  • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866

Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity - now it suggests a much more sinister purpose. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another cracker from the world of North Norfolk

  • By Maggie on 28-02-17

Not going to be a new favourite

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

A couple of plot holes. The narrator was obviously corrected on pronouncing Eltham but earlier mistake not rectified. Annoying.

I am not religious but the authors obvious bias against religion disguised in various views by the characters started to get downright tedious. -we get it.

  • Rotherweird

  • Rotherweird, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Caldecott
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 723

Rotherweird is a twisted, arcane murder-mystery with shades of Deborah Harkness, Hope Mirrlees and Ben Aaronovitch, Mervyn Peake and Edward Gorey at their disturbing best. The town of Rotherweird stands alone - there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse architectural styles cramming the narrow streets, the avant-garde science and offbeat customs. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, Rotherweird's independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story bit hard to follow

  • By kate on 05-11-17

Better to read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-17

Liked the story but really struggled to follow the numerous strange names. I think they would stick better if seen on the written page.

  • Blood Torment

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 6
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

When a three-year old girl is reported missing, DCI Andy Gilchrist is assigned the case. But Gilchrist soon suspects that the child's mother - Andrea Davis - may be responsible for her daughter's disappearance or, worse, her murder. The case becomes politically sensitive when Gilchrist learns that Andrea is the daughter of Dougal Davis, a former MSP who was forced to resign from Scottish Parliament after being accused of physically abusing his third wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Change of Tempo and Tone

  • By Simon on 04-03-16

Back to predictable

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Struggled. The crux of the story was way too predictable. Very odd substory holding it up that went into way too improbable.

  • The Breakdown

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 739

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods and the woman who was killed. Since then she's been forgetting everything: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn't have a baby.... What she can't forget is the woman she might have saved, the terrible nagging guilt, the silent calls she's receiving and the feeling that someone's watching her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed it

  • By dianaB on 30-01-17

Too predictable

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-17

I did finish this, but almost to find if it would be as predictable as expected. Found I had missed big chunks as my mind had gone off and disengaged. Also found the narrator high pitched and annoying on the female voices and a bit creepy on the male ones.